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July 16, 2012

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Training cost reimbursement available for CSS workers

Apply to the joint CSS labour adjustment and education fund by Aug 29

BURNABY—If you are a CUPE community social services worker who was laid off as of April 1, 2011 or later, or have had a reduction in hours and are currently a union member covered by a CSS bargaining association collective agreement, you may be eligible for reimbursement of training costs.

The labour adjustment and education funds are also available for current employees who have successfully completed a probationary period in a CSS bargaining collective agreement and are interested in skills development.

The funds are available through a grant from the provincial government resulting from a joint request made by the CSSBA and the CSSEA during the negotiation of the 2010 – 2012 collective agreement. 

Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline is 4 p.m. on August 29. You can download an application form here, along with an overview of the fund and frequently asked questions. For more information, contact CUPE’s Community Social Services Coordinator Cheryl Colborne: #500-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC  V5G 4T3. Telephone:  604-291-1940. Email:  ccolborne@cupe.ca

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